The DGP says the Naxals fired indiscriminately, bullets were showered on the jawans from every direction from treetops, from behind, whichever way the security men tried to take cover they were boxed and butchered.
In the country's worst Maoist attack ever, at least 75 CRPF and a state police personnel were killed in an ambush on April 6, in the thick Mukrana forests of Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. (Read & watch: 76 security men killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh)
Expressing shock over the brutal attack, Home Minister P Chidambaram had said something must have gone "drastically wrong." "The casualty is very high and I am deeply shocked at the loss of lives....This shows the savage nature of CPI (Maoist) and the brutality and the savagery they are capable of," he said. (Watch: Something went very wrong: Chidambaram)
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